PARKLAND, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to release all details surrounding the Bureau’s failure to take action after receiving information on January 5, 2018, regarding “[Nikolas] Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” Last week, Governor Scott called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign following the Bureau’s admission that it did not follow through and investigate this critical tip.
Governor Scott said, “Last week, our state and nation was shocked to learn of the FBI’s inexcusable inaction after receiving a tip informing them of Cruz’s desire to carry out a school shooting. The FBI’s failure to initiate an investigation raises many questions, and the victims’ families deserve answers now. Today, I am calling on the FBI to immediately release all details surrounding the Bureau’s failure to act on a tip it received, including all details and protocols.
“Last week, I called on Director Wray to resign, and the FBI should release all records involving this terrible error. People in Washington tend to want to investigate, hold hearings and put off what truly needs to be done. Instead, someone needs to be held accountable.”
Governor Scott’s statement from last week calling for the resignation of the FBI Director can be read HERE